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  1. ptk2k

    Rubbing alcohol OK for cannabis?

    I have 10 ladies in 5 gal buckets outside and they all seem to have thrips. this has been going on for a few weeks. i’ve used a bunch of neem, some captain jacks spinosad and a bunch of essential oils to try and get rid of them. these definitely keep numbers down and i don’t notice nearly as...
  2. Grandpa Tokin

    Grandpa Gets Oily! Everclear Extracts For Shatter Or Oil!

    Hello everyone! Grandpa’s making some killer oils and I want to share the process I go through. The goal with this particular batch is to get the best I can from the material I’m using. I’m in search of trichome heads and as little green (Chlorophyll) as possible. We want the Everclear to do...
  3. Ron Strider

    Police Brace For New California Marijuana Laws

    With the legal use of recreational marijuana set to take effect Monday, law enforcement agencies are bracing for people getting high then getting behind the wheel. Despite the new law for 2018, it will still be illegal to smoke marijuana in public and in your vehicle. Some cannabis...
  4. Ron Strider

    NJ Marijuana Legalization: Point Pleasant Beach Bans Medical, Recreational Weed Sales

    If and when marijuana is legalized in New Jersey, there will be at least one town where it won't be sold. The Point Pleasant Beach borough council has unanimously approved a full ban on marijuana sales, including both medical marijuana dispensaries and any retail business looking to sell...
  5. Ron Strider

    Marijuana 'Clubs' Could Be Coming To Massachusetts

    The Bay State might soon become the Baked State. Just months after Massachusetts voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, a state agency approved a policy Monday that would allow "marijuana clubs" to operate in the state, according to WBUR, Boston's NPR affiliate. Retail...
  6. Ron Strider

    New Study Says Marijuana Legalization Reduces Alcohol Use

    Back in 2009 I wrote a piece for the magazine about marijuana legalization. One of the things I learned is that a key question about the effect of legalization is whether marijuana and alcohol are substitutes or complements. If alcohol and marijuana are substitutes, it means that higher sales...
  7. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Took Bite Out Of Alcohol Sales. Recreational Could Take Bigger One

    Alcoholic beverage sales fell by 15 percent following the introduction of medical marijuana laws in a number of states, according to a new working paper by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. The study adds to a growing body of evidence showing that...
  8. Ron Strider

    UK: Alcohol Or Cannabis? Science Has Finally Revealed Which One Is More Harmful

    If you've ever wondered which is worse, booze or weed, it appears that science finally has the answer. A comprehensive round-up of studies by the team over at IFLScience appears to show that cannabis really isn't as bad for you as alcohol is. It's also apparently much less addictive. For...
  9. Ron Strider

    MI: When Will Marijuana Be Legal Like Alcohol

    A ban on recreational marijuana is the modern-day Prohibition, according to advocates who want the drug to be as mainstream as alcohol is for adults. And that's unlikely to change anytime soon. Michigan voters could soon make their state the ninth place to legalize recreational marijuana–or...
  10. Ron Strider

    A Scientific Look At Whether Weed Or Alcohol Is Worse For You - We Have A Winner

    Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey? It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer. Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked...
  11. Ron Strider

    Is It Legal To Smoke Marijuana In Your Backyard? An Attorney Weighs In

    he Union-Tribune recently published a long story that explained what will happen on January 1st when the public can begin to buy recreational marijuana in licensed stores in San Diego. The story generated a lot of questions from readers. We sought answers from Katherine McBroom, a partner at...
  12. Ron Strider

    We Took A Scientific Look At Whether Weed Or Alcohol Is Worse For You: Winner

    Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey? It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer. Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked...
  13. Ron Strider

    Marijuana And Alcohol DUI's Should Not Be Treated Equally

    For a long time the U.S. government has conducted studies through the National Highway and Traffic Safety Association which show that marijuana use has little effect on a person’s driving ability. Yet, our government continues to prosecute people under antiquated and inadequate laws that equate...
  14. Ron Strider

    Nevada Tax Commission Again Says No To Liquor Distributors In Marijuana Fight

    The Nevada Tax Commission on Tuesday dealt another blow to liquor distributors hoping to hold a monopoly on distributing retail marijuana throughout the state. Tax commissioners voted to uphold a determination by the Nevada Tax Department that there are not enough licensed liquor distributors...
  15. Ron Strider

    Why Weed Could Cut Into Liquor Sales Across Nevada

    In three of the first four states to start legal recreational pot sales, an increasing number of consumers are choosing bud over Budweiser. That conclusion comes from a study by New York-based investment and research firm Cowen and Co. In Colorado, Oregon and Washington, domestic beer sales...
  16. Ron Strider

    Nevada Judge Clears Way For Expanded Marijuana Distribution

    A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month. Carson City District Judge James Russell lifted an order blocking regulators from...
  17. Ron Strider

    Cashed? California Cannabis Distributors Aren't Really Distributors

    Under California's now-repealed Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act ("MCRSA"), would-be distributors would have had a field day (which became the subject of great debate industry wide). Under the MCRSA, California's cannabis cultivators and manufacturers would have had to sell their...
  18. Ron Strider

    South Africa: Cannabis Would Do Less Harm Than Alcohol - Prof Nutt

    Alcohol does more harm than cannabis, an expert testified on Friday in bid to have dagga legalized in the high court. “A society where cannabis replaced alcohol would be a nicer place to live and would have better health benefits and less health harms, and should be considered,” Professor David...
  19. Ron Strider

    MO: Realistic Approach Is To Legalize And Tax Marijuana

    Terry Beckmeyer writes that the perception of pot as a benign recreational drug is a distortion and that people should soberly contemplate the potential risks of marijuana ("Safety, effectiveness of marijuana remain questionable," July 27). The fact that marijuana may not be 100 percent safe is...
  20. Ron Strider

    Cannabis As A Treatment For Alcoholism

    It takes courage to face an alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, for those who have been dependent on alcohol day in and day out for years, attempting to quit cold turkey or taper off can hold potentially fatal consequences. After years of usage the body develops a dependency on alcohol...